Monday, September 18, 2006

Bridging the gap

I've got a job where I sit around a good part of the day tappin' on the keyboard like a monkay for the most part. I know, you are probably reading this saying "big F*ing deal, so do I...in fact I'm doing the same thing" and you are right...it's not a big deal. What is a big deal is that for most of us, this is a soul destroying experience. I try to stay human by doing the things I love outside of work like cooking and photography and, of course, spending time with my wonderful wife. But, how to make the day a bit more fun I ponder...how about going for a walk around lunch time and getting outside the climate controled environment of work and breathe some 'real' air? So, I've started doing that and since I've got a stupid amount of camera phone pix I can take I thought it'd be fun to take a pic or two every time I go out. I thought that people might like to keep up with my adventures...maybe not, but hey..keeps me focused if I can write this stuff down.

That said, last Friday I was taking a cooking class and had some free time before I met my wife (Stephanie) so I decided to walk from where I work over to Cambridge taking this route. Now, I've never actually walked the Longfellow Bridge from Boston to Cambridge before. What an incredible view...people were out boating and windsurfing and it is truly one of the best views of Boston




Crossing over the bridge I came into the Kendall/MIT area of Cambridge are where they have this neato water sculpture



This was about a 1.7 mile walk and took about 35 minutes. Good views and a nice location...plus Cambridge is super fun for people watching.

2 comments:

Not So Vivacious Vegan said...

What a great idea! I agree that 9-5 (or 7-7) office days are soul destroyers.

Didn't you have another blog or am I losing my mind?

Nikk said...

I unfortunately don't work downtown anymore, they moved my office out to the burbs so I feel like a monkey and I have nothing cool to look at... Unless you cound the traffic jams getting in and out of a strip mall as interesting... :)

And yes, the Boston Organics delivery is so exciting! I'm so jealous that my boyfriend gets first peak...and he's so terribly indifferent.